Courtney was born in Lamar in 1979 and graduated from Lamar high in 1998. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a minor in Finance and a B.S. in Management in 2003. He then completed his Masters in Health Administration with an emphasis in Health Behavior Change and Health Promotion in 2005. During graduate school Courtney worked as a fitness trainer. Upon graduation he began a career in healthcare management. After 2 years of corporate work he missed fitness training and returned to that passion for good.
Along the way, Courtney would occasionally help his father, David, during peak tax season. Over the Christmas season of 2015 Courtney began an active roll in Roth Accounting helping with marketing and new client acquisition.
Courtney continues to grow his fitness business, Dad Life Strength, and his local food business, Root Down Foods. Developing business in his hometown of Lamar is a driving motivation.